I used cloth from day one with DS2 as I had a home birth, no probs with staining from meconium. With DD I was in hosp after and emergency cs and used disp as there was no way DH could cope with DS1 and visiting me and remember to take home the dirty nappies and wash them and bring me back clean ones
Ditto curlywurly - I got disposables for ds when he was born and have a pack of disposables for this db in my hospital bag - I'm leaving dh in charge of our other three (including ds who is still in washable nappies) and felt it was just too much to expect him to wash and return nappies for the baby too!
In the scheme of things I don't feel too guilty about using one pack of disposables (though it never occurred to me to buy biodegradable ones )
i suppose it would depend if your planning on staying in long - i know at our hosp after a normal delivery with no major tears or trauma you can come home within 4 hrs but then you never know if your going to have a normal delivery or how its going/ gone etc until afterwards. Like curly says i dont thik my dh would have coped with remebering anything else - he brought my dd to visit and he couldnt even manage to brush her hair let alone cart anything useful in with him!